Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Logo

Per Person Paper Usage

Americans use more than 67 million tons of paper per year, or about 580 pounds per person. Here’s the good news: for each ton of paper we recycle we can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water. 

Learn more about recycling in our High Desert and Mountain communities by visiting our website at:

Would you like to receive our recycling and sustainability newsletter?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © 2024 Mojave Desert & Mountain Recycling Authority. All Rights Reserved.

Skip to content